Dart Announces TC Approval of Apical’s Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems for the AS355

Dart Announces TC Approval of Apical’s Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems for the AS355

2-Mar-2010 Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries Inc., has received Transport Canada approval of their Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems with & without Liferafts for the Eurocopter AS355E, F, F1, F2, N & NP models.

Apical’s Eurocopter AS355 Cylindrical Emergency Float Systems are the only float systems certified for take-off after a water landing for the Eurocopter AS355. The systems are also available with 2 / six man liferafts integrated into the Aft Floats. The patented integrated design of the Apical Liferaft system conserves valuable passenger space and provides a significant safety benefit over cabin mounted options. The mechanical inflation systems for the floats and liferafts have no squibs or electrical components. The cylinder/valve assemblies, floats and liferafts are available as exchange items, thereby reducing maintenance and down time. All float chambers come standard with field replaceable pressure relief and inflation valves. The float retirement is on-condition rather than a life limit. Additionally, annual inspection of floats, as compared with six month inspection required in some competitors’ products, lowers ongoing maintenance costs of the systems.

Product Benefits:

  • Certified for take-off after a water landing
  • Mechanical valve systems, no squibs or electrical components
  • Patented integrated floats/liferafts
  • 2/ six man liferafts with survival kits
  • Cylinder/valve assemblies, floats and liferafts are available as exchange items
  • Field Replaceable pressure relief and inflation valves
  • Float retirement is on-condition rather than life limited

DART Helicopter Services LLC., 1736 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 (www.darthelicopterservices.com), is a privately held Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing Company whose primary focus is developing innovative STC’d products and creating sales networks for aerospace manufacturers who are looking to benefit from DART’s global marketing network and sales channel. DART is the logical choice for rotary wing operators who are seeking a supplier with a comprehensive product line and superior customer support. DART’S subsidiary and affiliated companies own over 450 STC’s and manufacture over 500 products. With its highly trained and knowledgeable North American and International sales team, DART Helicopter Services distributes more than 3,000 aftermarket products to over 120 countries worldwide. For further information, please call our Customer Support Center at 1 (800) 556 4166 or 1 (613) 632 3336 or by e-mail at sales@darths.com

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